August 8, 2011
I saw the tutorial to this quilt awhile ago, and when I did, I loved how it made me, a non-quilter, think I could do it. Seemed easy enough - so I gave it a go! The only hard part was that I made it queen size - what was I thinking! It's for my toddler's bed - hence the fun color scheme.
You can find the tutorial from Quilting on Turtle Hill HERE, which is for a charm pack. There's modified instructions for larger squares HERE - that's the measurements I used.
It really didn't take that long - it's just sitting down and doing it.
I quilted it on a regular machine, trying my hand at stippling -- if you are a quilt expert , don't look close, but if you're a nonquilter like me, here's the picture to be amazed it - I still can't believe I did it! And it wasn't hard - just swirling the fabric to make swirls. I did it on all the brown.
I miscalculated at first, so I had to add this big brown strip to all the sides - that part doesn't lay really well, but hey, it's my first big quilt, so I'm giving myself a break. And kudos to all quilt bloggers - these things are hard to take pictures of- I've got 3 kids holding it up, with one on the side who wanted in on the fun:
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